FLIR Systems has confirmed a strategic investment in DroneSense, the makers of a software platform that serves the growing needs of public safety organisations integrating UAV into their businesses.
The minority investment by FLIR in DroneSense will create opportunities for the companies to collaborate and share their respective expertise and customer relationships to develop and bring to market advanced UAV operating, management, and reporting systems.
FLIR’s advanced thermal imaging payloads for UAS platforms provide first responders a new sense of awareness by imaging heat, seeing through smoke, and seeing at night.
DroneSense’s comprehensive solution will enable first responders of all types to build and scale their UAS programs with full accountability and transparency.
“This alliance with DroneSense will help bring to market a truly mission-critical solution needed by first responders to effectively deploy a complete UAS program across their organisations,” said James Cannon, president and CEO of FLIR.
“We believe this platform is scalable geographically, across multiple markets, and across multiple FLIR Business Units. While focused today on UASs, we see longer term opportunity for the solution to be extendable to other forms of sensing devices.”